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Inglis Great Southern Sale Day-4: $105K For Super Cool Half Brother
The four-day Inglis Great Southern Sale rounded off an astronomical season of Inglis' sales in 2015, where 3500 thoroughbreds were sold at an outstanding overall clearance of 84 per cent. "The team at Inglis is delighted that we could achieve such fantastic results for our vendors, and we would like to thank them for the opportunity to sell numerous yearlings, weanlings, broodmares and racing stock this sales season," said Inglis National Bloodstock Director Jonathan D'Arcy. Yesterday's fourth and final day of selling in Melbourne achieved an excellent clearance rate in the Yearling and Racehorses Session of 86 per cent. 597 horses have been sold through the Oaklands ring since Sunday, grossing $8,535,300 - a 72% increase on last year's figure. "It was very satisfying to finish the sales season on such a buoyant note. From the weanlings and broodmares right through to the racing stock, there was good competition and the sale finished with excellent results in all sections. I think the success of a sale can often be judged by the clearance and we achieved over 80% in most sections," said Inglis Victorian Director Peter Heagney. Wednesday's top price of $105,000 was for 3YO gelding Royal Standing (Lot 697) from the Contract Racing draft. The son of Stratum, whose last start was the Gr1 VRC Derby in November, was purchased by one of his owners to absolve the syndicate. He is out of the Kingmambo mare Queen Mother, making him a half-brother to Australian Cup winner Super Cool. South Australian-based Hancock Quality Bloodstock (FBAA) secured the day's second top seller when signing for Scarlet Moretta (Lot 794) from the draft of Stonehouse Thoroughbreds for $87,500. The wonderfully-related 4YO is a daughter of Fastnet Rock from the family of Gr1 winners Maids Causeway, Vallee Enchantee, Volga and European sire Vespone.